Assistant Professor


Location: Coventry
Salary: £39,324 to £46,925 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 11th October 2016
Closes: 10th November 2016
Reference: 1602555

WMG’s Electrical and Energy Systems Group has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Professor to join the growing Group and be involved in shaping its future research and teaching strategy. The Group is highly multidisciplinary and its activities encompass: Energy Management; Complex Electrical Systems; Advanced Propulsion Systems; and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. The research group is looking to make a new academic appointment in the field of Energy Management and Systems Control. The successful candidate will be able to apply their unique skills and knowledge to a wide range of research activities that cross-cut traditional academic disciplines. Specific areas of activity include, but are not constrained to:

  • the design and validation of complete mechatronic systems for the electrified powertrains that are employed within battery electric and hybrid electric vehicles;
  • the design and validation of control algorithms for new vehicle transmission concepts that includes the use of electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic components;
  • the analysis of large datasets, obtained from laboratory research or from real-world technology trails to underpin the design of new test methods and new approaches to energy management and system control;
  • the use of model-based and virtual verification methods, including hardware-in-the-loop testing, as a means of assessing the suitability and robustness of the new control algorithms.

Being a member of the team will ensure that you are able leverage the extensive experimental facilities within WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre for your own research. This will include the use of a new dedicated Control Systems Laboratory that is due to open in autumn 2016. You will have access to WMG’s network of industrial and academic partners, facilitated through its engagement in leading initiatives such the WMG High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, the EPSRC Energy Storage Supergen and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) Energy Storage Research Hub. You have the opportunity to work closely with leading international organisations and renowned academic institutions.

For this post, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals that can evidence their capability in the area of model-based control engineering and hardware-in-the-loop system testing. Experience of modelling, testing and designing control systems for automotive powertrains, transmission systems, electrical machines or power electronics would be a distinct advantage. You must be in possession of a 2.1 or above Honours degree in a relevant subject and have an appropriate doctoral level qualification (PhD/EngD). You will be an expert in a relevant area of engineering and be at least nationally recognised in the subject area with achievements in research and scholarship. You will have the ability to engage with WMG’s broad range of partners and have an excellent record in published work at national and international levels, with the ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.